MotoGP » Lorenzo: Braking key in fight with Hondas

“We hope to improve the braking and it will be much easier for me to be a real fighter like before” - Jorge Lorenzo.

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September 05, 2013 12:01 PM

Do you note the difference between the 800cc and the 1000cc bikes?

"Definitely. The 1000cc is a tougher ride. I have had to strengthen my shoulders after the injuries that I suffered last season. I have tried to get a good foundation physically in order to withstand more of a load. I have been able to see the demands of the bike in this test and have my references regarding what I need to improve upon."

The weight of the bike has gone up from 153kg to 157kg. Do these 4kg change things?

"Yes, you can feel the weight increase - above all under braking and when you are changing direction. This is the least positive aspect of the change in cylinder capacity, but we will be working to adapt to it."

What differences have you found between this year's 1000cc and the bikes (990cc) of your debut year in MotoGP back in 2006?

"The main difference is that this season's bikes allow you to brake later and corner more quickly. However, if we compare times then they are fairly similar."


September 05, 2013 12:10 PM
Last Edited 966 days ago


You obviously don't know much about physics do you? Dimensions or engine displacement don't matter much compared with WEIGHT. That's what Pedrosa is talking about. If anything, the bikes have been getting heavier and heavier due to Dorna rules. Sorry to ruin your fancy theory, but you had to wake up someday.


September 05, 2013 2:38 PM
Last Edited 966 days ago

Marquez will do a Valentino and leave HRC.

Why would Marc want to leave the most powerful team in Motogp who are giving him the equipment and support he needs to get the job done,and join a team who do not have anywhere near the same budget?
If anything,i can see Jorge and Marc becoming team mates in the future.
But Marc wont be in blue and white leathers,Jorge will be in Repsol coloured ones!


September 05, 2013 3:21 PM

If Marquez wins consecutively on the Honda you can bet he'll be looking to win on a "lesser" bike and cement his name as legend like Rossi did. Otherwise part of his success story will always be attributed to being on the best bike...kinda like Stoner or Doohan.


September 05, 2013 5:38 PM


Reading your comment on my reply to you I have to conclude you don't know a thing. Ducati didn't listen to the improvements Rossi asked for. You know why Prezioso was fired? Maybe you should watch the 2003 season especially the yamaha ridden by Biaggi after you have done that watch the first race of '04 at Welkom South Africa. That bad bike ridden by Biaggi was winning races again, watch the whole season and you'll see Rossi developed together with Furasawa and the rest of the Yamaha crew an championship winning bike. The only thing you are right at is Rossi didn't develop the seamless gearbox, but maybe I'm telling you something new Stoner, Pedrosa and Marquez didn't either develop Honda's gearbox


September 05, 2013 5:45 PM
Last Edited 966 days ago

Wosi,if Val loved the challenge,why didnt he stay at Ducati?
He came back to Yamaha as soon as the opportunity presented itself.
So dont give me that cobblers!

Marc is in this game to win titles,and he is going to stay with the team that can give him the best equipment and support to increase his chances of winning those titles.
Right now,thats HRC.
He wont be going to Yamaha anytime soon.

Thats very immature mate to say the least.

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